Coates Hire, Australia’s leading hiring solutions company, was awarded a three-year Shared Purchasing dry hire contract (with two one-year extension options) in January 2020 with Sydney Water, Australia’s largest water utility.
The Shared Purchasing (SP) contract is the first signed through Sydney Water’s new Partnering for Success (P4S) Procurement strategy and ensures Coates Hire will supply pumps and fluid management, traffic management and power generation solutions to Sydney Water. The utility will also have access to Coates Hire’s full range of quality plant and general hire equipment as part of the agreement.
Delivery has commenced for the supply of plant equipment and general hire to Sydney Water’s Networks Services and its three Regional Delivery Consortia (RDC).
“The contract represents a significant milestone as the first SP contract, as well as the beginning of a long-term relationship between Sydney Water and Coates Hire,” said Xavier Decomps, Sydney Water’s Head of Procurement. “This shared purchasing approach will develop deeper relationships between Sydney Water and its RDC partners, and facilitate a consistent, transparent and controlled way of sharing information about goods and services.”
“We are proud to be part of this new support process for Sydney Water and its supply chain,” said Stephen Hoare, Coates Hire Sales Manager – Sydney. “Through our network of over 50 branches in NSW Coates Hire guarantees a high standard of customer service, and a competitive level of technical support and expert advice to support Sydney Water operations.”
“Sydney Water is the first major infrastructure company in Australia to use an NEC4 contract to deliver new works – an approach designed to incentivise efficiency, consistency, collaboration and innovation,” said Rafi Tchopourian, Coates Hire General Manager – Engineering Solutions. “Sydney Water is clearly at the forefront of utility provision in Australia. All eyes will be on our client and their success as work gets underway.”